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About this recipe: A favourite biscuit for the Jewish holiday, Purim! It has always worked better for me if I cover the dough and refrigerate overnight. Some people think it works better if used immediately. You decide!


Serves: 24 

  • 3 eggs
  • 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
  • 175ml (6 fl oz) vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 110ml (4 fl oz) orange juice
  • 675g (1 1/2 lb) plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 300g (11 oz) fruit preserves, any flavour

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:42min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease baking trays.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the oil, vanilla and orange juice.
  3. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture to form a stiff dough. If dough is not stiff enough to roll out, stir in more flour. On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough out to .5cm (1/4 in) in thickness. Cut into circles using a pastry cutter or the rim of a drinking glass. Place circles 5cm (2 in) apart onto the prepared baking trays.
  4. Spoon about 1 dessertspoon of preserves into the centre of each circle. Pinch the edges to form three corners.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow biscuits to cool for 1 minute on the baking tray before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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Reviews (3)


I have just made these and they taste great! I had never had them before and I'm not Jewish but they taste great! - 07 Feb 2011


If I wanted to replace the oil with unsalted butter what amount of butter should i use ? - 23 Oct 2016


I have made these for giving to my class as I had to make them as part of a religious dish - Purim. I'm not Jewish and I'm still at Primary school so they were easy to make and they taste... DELICIOUS! Definitley going to make them again! 5 stars without a shadow of a doubt. Great! - 03 Jun 2013

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